Minister for Health

FREE FLU SHOTS FOR ALL EXTENDED TO 17 JULY

Free flu shots for NSW residents will be extended until 17 July amid concerns vaccination rates are still not where they should be. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the latest data shows only one in four children aged under five has had a flu shot, while the figures are even lower for kids aged five […]

FREE FLU SHOTS FOR ALL EXTENDED TO 17 JULY

Free flu shots for NSW residents will be extended until 17 July amid concerns vaccination rates are still not where they should be. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the latest data shows only one in four children aged under five has had a flu shot, while the figures are even lower for kids aged five […]

LIFE-SAVING BLOOD TESTS FOR ALL NSW AND ACT NEWBORNS

In an Australian first, all NSW and ACT babies will be offered testing for two rare but potentially fatal genetic disorders, thanks to a NSW Government boost of $1.3 million each year. From 1 July 2022, parents of all new babies in NSW and the ACT will be offered free tests for both Severe Combined […]

LIFE-SAVING BLOOD TESTS FOR ALL NSW AND ACT NEWBORNS

In an Australian first, all NSW and ACT babies will be offered testing for two rare but potentially fatal genetic disorders, thanks to a NSW Government boost of $1.3 million each year. From 1 July 2022, parents of all new babies in NSW and the ACT will be offered free tests for both Severe Combined […]

$11.4 million to boost Northern Beaches Youth Mental Health Services

I was very pleased to join the Minister for Mental Health to announce that children and young people on the Northern Beaches will benefit from significantly enhanced mental health services with a $11.4 million investment under the 2022-23 NSW Budget.  More information on this important announcement is below.   Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the […]

$11.4 million to boost Northern Beaches Youth Mental Health Services

I was very pleased to join the Minister for Mental Health to announce that children and young people on the Northern Beaches will benefit from significantly enhanced mental health services with a $11.4 million investment under the 2022-23 NSW Budget.  More information on this important announcement is below.   Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the […]

NSW SECURES LARGEST HEALTH WORKFORCE BOOST IN HISTORY

A record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and health services across the State over four years, in the nation’s largest-ever health workforce boost, as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget. Premier Dominic Perrottet said 7,674 more workers would be recruited in the first year, which will help ease pressure on […]

NSW SECURES LARGEST HEALTH WORKFORCE BOOST IN HISTORY

A record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and health services across the State over four years, in the nation’s largest-ever health workforce boost, as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget. Premier Dominic Perrottet said 7,674 more workers would be recruited in the first year, which will help ease pressure on […]

$2000 IVF REBATES FOR NSW WOMEN

In an Australian first, women in NSW undergoing IVF and accessing other assisted reproductive treatments (ART) will be given a cash rebate of up to $2,000 to reduce treatment costs as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget. About 12,000 women who are using private fertility clinics will benefit from the rebate, while another 6,180 […]

$2000 IVF REBATES FOR NSW WOMEN

In an Australian first, women in NSW undergoing IVF and accessing other assisted reproductive treatments (ART) will be given a cash rebate of up to $2,000 to reduce treatment costs as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget. About 12,000 women who are using private fertility clinics will benefit from the rebate, while another 6,180 […]

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED ON CAMPBELLTOWN HOSPITAL’S NEW $632M CLINICAL SERVICES BUILDING

Construction of the new 12-storey clinical services building at Campbelltown Hospital, the centrepiece of the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment, is now complete. Premier Dominic Perrottet, Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons and Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves today toured the new building, which is undergoing final touches in readiness for its […]

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED ON CAMPBELLTOWN HOSPITAL’S NEW $632M CLINICAL SERVICES BUILDING

Construction of the new 12-storey clinical services building at Campbelltown Hospital, the centrepiece of the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment, is now complete. Premier Dominic Perrottet, Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons and Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves today toured the new building, which is undergoing final touches in readiness for its […]

STAY SAFE THIS WINTER, GET YOUR FLU SHOT NOW

NSW residents are being urged to book in for their flu vaccine without delay, with winter just a week away and hospitals already seeing a surge in influenza cases. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW hospitals are facing a triple threat with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, a surge in flu cases and staff furloughing […]

STAY SAFE THIS WINTER, GET YOUR FLU SHOT NOW

NSW residents are being urged to book in for their flu vaccine without delay, with winter just a week away and hospitals already seeing a surge in influenza cases. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW hospitals are facing a triple threat with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, a surge in flu cases and staff furloughing […]

Public health alert – Monkeypox

NSW Health has identified a probable case of monkeypox in a recently returned traveller to Europe. A man in his 40s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney. He subsequently presented to his GP with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox. Urgent testing was carried out which has today identified a probable […]

Public health alert – Monkeypox

NSW Health has identified a probable case of monkeypox in a recently returned traveller to Europe. A man in his 40s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney. He subsequently presented to his GP with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox. Urgent testing was carried out which has today identified a probable […]

NSW HEALTH CELEBRATES OUTSTANDING STAFF

Eleven outstanding NSW Health staff from across the state have been recognised for their dedication and excellent care of patients at today’s 2021 NSW Health Awards. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Minister for Regional Health and Mental Health Bronnie Taylor presented the winners from 192 nominations with awards. “These awards acknowledge the truly amazing […]

NSW HEALTH CELEBRATES OUTSTANDING STAFF

Eleven outstanding NSW Health staff from across the state have been recognised for their dedication and excellent care of patients at today’s 2021 NSW Health Awards. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Minister for Regional Health and Mental Health Bronnie Taylor presented the winners from 192 nominations with awards. “These awards acknowledge the truly amazing […]

FIRST PUBLIC SPECIALIST MOTHER AND BABY MENTAL HEALTH UNIT OPENS AT RPA

New mums requiring specialist care for a severe mental illness can now have their babies stay with them at NSW’s first public, purpose-built Mother and Baby Unit. Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor opened the new facility at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital in Camperdown today after meeting with the unit’s […]

FIRST PUBLIC SPECIALIST MOTHER AND BABY MENTAL HEALTH UNIT OPENS AT RPA

FIRST PUBLIC SPECIALIST MOTHER AND BABY MENTAL HEALTH UNIT OPENS AT RPA

New mums requiring specialist care for a severe mental illness can now have their babies stay with them at NSW’s first public, purpose-built Mother and Baby Unit. Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor opened the new facility at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital in Camperdown today after meeting with the unit’s […]

300,000 BUNDLES DELIVERED TO NEW PARENTS

Parents of more than 300,000 babies born across NSW over the past three years have benefitted from a package of essential items, given to them on the birth of their child. Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the milestone while visiting Westmead Hospital’s Maternity Unit, where they presented Baby Bundles to new [...]
300,000 BUNDLES DELIVERED TO NEW PARENTS

300,000 BUNDLES DELIVERED TO NEW PARENTS

Parents of more than 300,000 babies born across NSW over the past three years have benefitted from a package of essential items, given to them on the birth of their child. Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the milestone while visiting Westmead Hospital’s Maternity Unit, where they presented Baby Bundles to new [...]

FUTURE OF PAEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE IN WESTERN SYDNEY UNVEILED

Gardens, playgrounds, family rooms and accommodation for carers are among the highlights of a major expansion being delivered as part of the $619 million Stage 2 redevelopment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. New fly-through video released today showcases the world-class clinical areas within the new state-of-the-art Paediatric Services building which has been designed to […]

FUTURE OF PAEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE IN WESTERN SYDNEY UNVEILED

Gardens, playgrounds, family rooms and accommodation for carers are among the highlights of a major expansion being delivered as part of the $619 million Stage 2 redevelopment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. New fly-through video released today showcases the world-class clinical areas within the new state-of-the-art Paediatric Services building which has been designed to […]

PEOPLE URGED TO GET VACCINATED AS FLU CASES RISE

People are urged to get their flu shot as soon as possible with influenza cases more than doubling in recent weeks. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said flu is circulating widely in the community for the first time in two years, coinciding with ongoing high levels of transmission of COVID-19. “It is crucial everyone gets vaccinated […]

PEOPLE URGED TO GET VACCINATED AS FLU CASES RISE

PEOPLE URGED TO GET VACCINATED AS FLU CASES RISE

People are urged to get their flu shot as soon as possible with influenza cases more than doubling in recent weeks. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said flu is circulating widely in the community for the first time in two years, coinciding with ongoing high levels of transmission of COVID-19. “It is crucial everyone gets vaccinated […]

$460 MILLION OVERHAUL OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN WESTERN SYDNEY

Western Sydney will soon be home to NSW’s largest mental health service, thanks to a $460 million investment by the NSW Government in a brand new modern mental health facility at Westmead Hospital Campus. Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor and Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced […]

$460 MILLION OVERHAUL OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN WESTERN SYDNEY

Western Sydney will soon be home to NSW’s largest mental health service, thanks to a $460 million investment by the NSW Government in a brand new modern mental health facility at Westmead Hospital Campus. Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor and Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced […]

EUROBODALLA REGIONAL HOSPITAL ON TRACK

The Eurobodalla community will soon benefit from significantly expanded health services with the site now acquired for the new, state-of-the-art $260 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital. Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that the NSW Government has completed acquisition of the land – under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 – at Braemar Drive, Moruya, […]

EUROBODALLA REGIONAL HOSPITAL ON TRACK

The Eurobodalla community will soon benefit from significantly expanded health services with the site now acquired for the new, state-of-the-art $260 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital. Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that the NSW Government has completed acquisition of the land – under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 – at Braemar Drive, Moruya, […]

WINNERS OF EXCELLENCE IN NURSING & MIDWIFERY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The winners in the NSW Health 2021 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards have been announced and celebrated today in a virtual awards show. The 2021 Awards, held over from November last year due to COVID-19, premiered online today allowing people across the state to join in virtually and celebrate this important event. Minister for […]

WINNERS OF EXCELLENCE IN NURSING & MIDWIFERY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The winners in the NSW Health 2021 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards have been announced and celebrated today in a virtual awards show. The 2021 Awards, held over from November last year due to COVID-19, premiered online today allowing people across the state to join in virtually and celebrate this important event. Minister for […]

NEW 14-STOREY TOWER AT NEPEAN HOSPITAL

Western Sydney communities will benefit from a new neonatal intensive care unit, expanded emergency department and 200-plus inpatient beds under the $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment, with construction of the first hospital tower now complete. Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Member for Penrith and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today toured […]

NEW 14-STOREY TOWER AT NEPEAN HOSPITAL

Western Sydney communities will benefit from a new neonatal intensive care unit, expanded emergency department and 200-plus inpatient beds under the $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment, with construction of the first hospital tower now complete. Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Member for Penrith and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today toured […]

$835 MILLION JOHN HUNTER HEALTH PRECINCT ON TRACK

The expansion of John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals will begin next month, with the early works contractor appointed for the new state-of-the-art facility. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor announced Multiplex Constructions is the enabling works contractor for the NSW Government’s $835 million investment in the John Hunter […]

$835 MILLION JOHN HUNTER HEALTH PRECINCT ON TRACK

The expansion of John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals will begin next month, with the early works contractor appointed for the new state-of-the-art facility. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor announced Multiplex Constructions is the enabling works contractor for the NSW Government’s $835 million investment in the John Hunter […]

NEW CHILDREN’S WARD OPENS AT BLACKTOWN HOSPITAL

                Western Sydney families can now access emergency and specialised children’s health services closer to home at Blacktown Hospital’s new paediatric ward opened as part of a $700 million expansion of Blacktown and Mt Druitt hospitals. On Tuesday 5 April 2022, I had the pleasure of visiting Blacktown […]

NEW CHILDREN’S WARD OPENS AT BLACKTOWN HOSPITAL

                Western Sydney families can now access emergency and specialised children’s health services closer to home at Blacktown Hospital’s new paediatric ward opened as part of a $700 million expansion of Blacktown and Mt Druitt hospitals. On Tuesday 5 April 2022, I had the pleasure of visiting Blacktown […]

DESIGNS FOR $438M SHOALHAVEN HOSPITAL UNVEILED

The community has been provided with its first look at designs for the $438 million Shoalhaven Hospital redevelopment showcasing the vision for the state-of-the-art health facility. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government is investing in a significant expansion of Shoalhaven Hospital, which will provide the local community with enhanced health services. “In […]

DESIGNS FOR $438M SHOALHAVEN HOSPITAL UNVEILED

The community has been provided with its first look at designs for the $438 million Shoalhaven Hospital redevelopment showcasing the vision for the state-of-the-art health facility. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government is investing in a significant expansion of Shoalhaven Hospital, which will provide the local community with enhanced health services. “In […]

ST GEORGE HEALTH PRECINCT DESIGNS UNVEILED

Communities in Sydney’s south can now preview the new Ambulatory Care Building at St George Hospital, with artist impressions unveiled today showcasing the new $385 million health precinct. The NSW Government is investing in a major redevelopment at St George Hospital to provide more state-of-the-art health services and facilities closer to home for Sydney’s southern […]

ST GEORGE HEALTH PRECINCT DESIGNS UNVEILED

Communities in Sydney’s south can now preview the new Ambulatory Care Building at St George Hospital, with artist impressions unveiled today showcasing the new $385 million health precinct. The NSW Government is investing in a major redevelopment at St George Hospital to provide more state-of-the-art health services and facilities closer to home for Sydney’s southern […]

$341 MILLION TOWER OPENS AT CONCORD HOSPITAL

Concord Hospital’s state-of-the-art, 214-bed Clinical Services Building is now open, transforming patient care in Sydney’s inner west by offering new and expanded services for the community. Minister for Veterans and Transport David Elliott and Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti and I celebrated the milestone at a ceremony and met staff and patients on a tour […]

$341 MILLION TOWER OPENS AT CONCORD HOSPITAL

Concord Hospital’s state-of-the-art, 214-bed Clinical Services Building is now open, transforming patient care in Sydney’s inner west by offering new and expanded services for the community. Minister for Veterans and Transport David Elliott and Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti and I celebrated the milestone at a ceremony and met staff and patients on a tour […]

CAMPAIGN TO STOP YOUNG PEOPLE VAPING

Earlier today, I joined the Minister for Education to announce an important campaign to stop young people vaping.  More information can be found within the official announcement below.   Young people are urged to quit vaping and know the facts and dangers of e-cigarettes, which can contain harmful substances found in cleaning products, nail polish […]

CAMPAIGN TO STOP YOUNG PEOPLE VAPING

Earlier today, I joined the Minister for Education to announce an important campaign to stop young people vaping.  More information can be found within the official announcement below.   Young people are urged to quit vaping and know the facts and dangers of e-cigarettes, which can contain harmful substances found in cleaning products, nail polish […]

SUSAN PEARCE APPOINTED TO LEAD NSW HEALTH

I was pleased to join the Premier and Minister for Regional and Mental Health to announce Susan Pearce as the new Secretary of NSW Health.  I have worked very closely with Ms Pearce throughout my time as Minister for Health and I know she will do a fantastic job.  See below for the official announcement. […]

SUSAN PEARCE APPOINTED TO LEAD NSW HEALTH

I was pleased to join the Premier and Minister for Regional and Mental Health to announce Susan Pearce as the new Secretary of NSW Health.  I have worked very closely with Ms Pearce throughout my time as Minister for Health and I know she will do a fantastic job.  See below for the official announcement. […]

STATE-WIDE ADVERTISING RAMPS UP TO BOOST VACCINATION RATES

The NSW Government’s successful ‘Let’s Do This’ advertising campaign is expanding to encourage everyone 16 years and older to get their COVID-19 booster shot. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the updated campaign will reinforce the importance of getting a COVID-19 booster to reduce the risk of severe illness and to help protect communities. “This campaign celebrates […]

STATE-WIDE ADVERTISING RAMPS UP TO BOOST VACCINATION RATES

The NSW Government’s successful ‘Let’s Do This’ advertising campaign is expanding to encourage everyone 16 years and older to get their COVID-19 booster shot. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the updated campaign will reinforce the importance of getting a COVID-19 booster to reduce the risk of severe illness and to help protect communities. “This campaign celebrates […]

$15m Research Support for Spinal Cord Injury

Hopes of finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI) will be boosted by a $15 million investment in research funding over five years. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding in this year’s Budget will advance our understanding of spinal cord injury, which affects more than 400 people in NSW and their families each year. […]

$15m Research Support for Spinal Cord Injury

Hopes of finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI) will be boosted by a $15 million investment in research funding over five years. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding in this year’s Budget will advance our understanding of spinal cord injury, which affects more than 400 people in NSW and their families each year. […]